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Before and After : Karl Lohnes & Peter Paquette Collaborate on a Reboot of a Traditional Toronto Home

Karl and Peter wanted to try wallpaper in the primary bedroom – but, where to put it? “That’s where the ceiling came in,” says Peter. “It’s a small-scale print made up of subtle creams, taupes and browns, but it’s more of a texture than a print,” adds Karl. It also plays to the pattern in the rug. The luxurious mohair headboard has vertical channelling; above it, the metal framed mirror is hung high on the wall to amplify natural light. 

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Photography, Patrick Biller

Ready-made sheers run wall to wall. “Not only do they allow for diaphanous light, they cleverly disguise the home’s original shutters and shorter windows,” says Peter. The sofa was designed with a low back so it wouldn’t block the window and could be moved, if desired, to sit at the end of the bed.

WALL PAINT, Fog Mist OC-31, Benjamin Moore. Kelly Wearstler’s Stigma WALLPAPER, Kravet. Custom upholstered BED, SOFA, PEDESTAL TABLE, 1982 Design. Bed upholstery FABRIC, Maharam. Custom NIGHTSTANDS, Greenwood Studio. Visual Comfort’s Nero LAMPS, Kelly Wearstler. Melange LIGHT FIXTURE, Elte. BEDDING, THROW, RH Modern. Zeppelin FABRIC (shams), Pierre Frey. SHEERS, HARDWARE, Crate and Barrel. MIRROR, CB2. Wool and silk RUG, Elte. 

“You walk through the dressing room on your way to the bedroom, so we wanted it to be dramatic.” – Karl Lohnes

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Photography, Patrick Biller

“It’s moody and luxurious,” says Peter of the library/dressing room that acts as a vestibule between the hallway and the primary bedroom. The space is a far cry from its former self, when it was rife with 1980s oak. To make the ceilings look higher, the trim, baseboards and ceilings were painted the same colour in a high-gloss finish. A stately round table basks beneath a bubble chandelier.

WALL AND TRIM PAINT, Fairview Taupe HC-85, Benjamin Moore. Custom oak PEDESTAL TABLE, OTTOMANS, 1982 Design. Kelly Wearstler’s Rarity FABRIC (ottomans), Kravet. Floating Orb CHANDELIER, Lumens. Cane CHAIR, Tina Frey BOWL, Elte. 

“Navy blue is often a classic colour choice for kids’ rooms, but teal ups the ante on style and sophistication.” – Karl Lohnes

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Photography, Patrick Biller

Karl and Peter transformed what had once been a traditional-looking bedroom into a just-for-him space for the clients’ 12-year-old son. The walls, trim and window mullions are painted in a radiant blue. 

WALL PAINT, Lucerne Blue AF-530, Benjamin Moore. NIGHT TABLE, RH Teen. Aerin Lauder’s Charlton FLOOR LAMP, Elte. BEDDING, THROW, IKEA.

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Photography, Patrick Biller

“The son’s bathroom shows you what a little makeover can do,” says Karl. “The wallpaper was already there, and it worked!” Painting the vanity, hanging a bolder mirror and changing out the fixtures modernized the space instantly. 

VANITY PAINT, Black Forest Green PM-12, Benjamin Moore. Studio S FAUCET, American Standard. Visual Comfort’s Rousseau SCONCES, Elte. MIRROR, CB2.

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